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‘Andy at 5’ Keeps Kentuckians Connected

‘Andy at 5’ Keeps Kentuckians Connected

April 6, 2020

Kentucky’s 63rd Governor, Andy Beshear, has been in the spotlight since the first coronavirus case in Kentucky was confirmed on March 6. Beshear has gained popularity through his nightly briefings at 5 p.m. to update the number of positive cases, how to stay safe and flatten the curve, relief opportunities for those who have lost their jobs or need assistance, and reassurance that everything wi...

Coronavirus Cancels Vacations

Coronavirus Cancels Vacations

March 30, 2020

FCPS’s spring break was scheduled this past week; however, it hardly felt like a break as students have already been out of school for two weeks. Fayette County Public Schools are not scheduled to resume classes until at least May 4. As of April 1, Kentucky has 770 confirmed reported cases of COVID-19 and 31 deaths. Due to the increase in cases worldwide and nationwide, many families cancel...

Students, Dunbar Misses You!

March 23, 2020

After COVID-19 shut down schools in Fayette County until April 20, PLD Lamplighter wanted to do something for students at home who might need a message of encouragement from their teachers and counselors. With high levels of uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus, several faculty and staff members let students know that they understood and that they were experiencing the same fears, uncertainty, and...

Stressing About the ACT Exam?

March 10, 2020

Studying for the ACT stresses students out. For most students who plan on heading to college after high school, they understand that this test is crucial for them. The higher the score, the more likely students will get scholarships and get into their top college choice.  The ACT is on March 10 for all of Fayette County's high schools. Sophomores and juniors will be taking the ACT test, and fresh...

What is a Supermoon?

March 9, 2020

Staff members interviewed Astronomy teacher, Mr. Scot Gill, to find out what a supermoon is, and why it happens.

7 Days of National Holidays

March 8, 2020

There are several national holidays to be celebrated during the week of March 9th. Although most national holidays have a significant meaning and purpose, some exist purely for the fun of it.  The color pink, tacos or Star Wars-- you name it and there's probably a national day for it.  Anything can be a National Holiday, all you have to do is have an idea.  Let's take a look at the national holidays...

Why Do We Have Leap Years?

February 25, 2020

Most of us are familiar with the concept of leap years, but unless you're an astronomer. Mr. Scot Gill, a Dunbar science teacher helps students understand the reason why we add a day every four years. "Day and night is caused by the fact that the Earth is spinning, and years are caused by the fact that the Earth is going around the sun, but instead of taking 365 days, it takes 365.24. We have to ...

New App Educates Students on Dangers of Opioid

February 24, 2020

Mayor Linda Gorton has created an initiative by using the FEND (Full Energy No Drugs) app and is being used to combat the frightening opioid epidemic. This app combines learning activities, videos, and rewards to educate downloaders on drugs, specifically opioids.  Each activity can take up to 10 minutes to complete. Rewards range from $5 gift cards to concert tickets and even scholarships for...

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

February 18, 2020

Every day we hear about the dangers, violence, and hatred in our country from local and national news sources. When the world’s burdens are weighing us down, small acts of kindness help lift us up. Random Acts of Kindness Day was celebrated on Feb. 17. Whether your act is as simple as a compliment, picking up trash, or holding the door open, your kindness is appreciated. It is easy to go through ...

Five Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day

Five Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2020

With Valentines Day coming up, here are 5 easy and fun ways to spend it.

They/Them/Their: Why Language Matters

They/Them/Their: Why Language Matters

February 5, 2020

High school is a time when many students are discovering who they are, but for some non-binary and transgender students, it can difficult to ask for their preferred pronouns. Non-binary, agender, bigender, and transgender are just a few nonconforming terms that describe those who do not identify with their assigned sex. Students who fit these descriptions sometimes find that their requests for ...

Dunbar Class Ring Returned After 10 Years

Dunbar Class Ring Returned After 10 Years

January 28, 2020

Imagine it’s 2010 and you are about to graduate high school. You buy a class ring from Jostens to commemorate a long four years and to serve as a reminder to never give up on yourself. Then, right before graduation, you lose your class ring in the gym. That is exactly what happened to Dunbar alumni Vaneica Dawson.  The class of 2010 is currently planning their 10-year reunion, and Dawson said she...